Archive for July 2, 2009

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

July 2, 2009 at 8:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Boccie Boy Bait

The Boccie Boy Bait fishing report has been updated!

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Capitola: Looonnnng ride for a cooler full of Charlie Tuna

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 78093 * Oh – yeah – so there is this one other thing that’s been going on around here – tuna! Here are some of our more intrepid fishermen with their catch for today – seven nice albacore tuna. They went out about 80 miles southwest from here – 36Вє 25′ N 123 Вє 12′ W. The fish bit on all kinds of lures – all the standard trolling jigs. It didn’t matter what really – the fish were biting anything. The fleet in the area was about 15 strong, and one or two boats were talking about staying the night.

One other little detail – when Kurtis got back he was all breathless cuz he had a mako shark on – somewhere in the 200-250 pound range (it was a good 8 feet long). They saw it finning, and they chased it around until Kurtis hooked it. It was on for 30 seconds before it broke the line (it was only 25 pound test). He’s going to target them tomorrow (which will be his 63rd consecutive fishing day) – hopfully we’ll see a monster mako in here tomorrow afternoon.

July 2, 2009 at 7:46 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Highliners defeat banana chip

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 78086 * Aaron, Raymond, and Litao were our highliners today with a 33 pound thresher shark and a small halibut. They kinda bucked the local mythology here: you’ll notice that the guy on the left is holding a chip of some sort. It is a ***banana*** chip, which means they had a ***really*** lucky day. The locals here curse the very existence of the fruit – it’s bad juju for fishing. So wow – congratulations you guys!!

Anyway – they caught the thresher on a swim bait off O’Neil’s – same for the halibut. They also lost a nice lingcod and a halibut in the same area – the halibut got off at the boat (doubtless that was the chip’s fault).

Perch fishing on the wharf is still very good – we saw lots of walleyes and shiners and some jacksmelt coming up on various bait jigs and surf leaders with small hooks and little pieces of shrimp. And all this despite the fact that the swell is way down today – usually the perch and such get a little less active when the break goes away but they’re still hungry – good news for wharf fishing.

Bait wise, Ed saw a bunch of pinhead anchovies popping all around the wharf early in the morning. Some of these were caught on bait jigs this morning (they went into hiding later in the day). We’re still waiting for the regular influx of anchovies – it really hasn’t happened yet. When they do, we should see more stripers and halibut around – chovies are tastier (or something). Paradoxically, some boats were having trouble jigging up bait today, but there was a good bait ball off New Brighton – it was a matter of being in the right spot. If the swell continues its downward trend, there should be no problem getting bait.

July 2, 2009 at 6:33 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Myron the Mariner shows promise!

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 78083 * So this is Myron the Mariner. We’re doing a little experiment to see how long it takes for us to get Myron to the top of Google with “Myron the Mariner”. We wanted to use Mighty Myron but that’s taken, so this will have to do.В  Regardless, this will be great fun. Woo hoo – remember to breathe.

Anyhow, here’s Myron the Mariner with his catch for the day – a 26 inch halibut and a grass cod. He caught them this morning off Capitola reef using frozen chovies on a halibut rig. We only had four boats out today – Myron the Mariner was not the highliner today as you’re about to see. But he was very happy with his catch – he’s definitely getting the hang of this fishing thing. Congratulations Myron.

July 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  One Comment

Santa Cruz: Chris fishing on the Wharf

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 78080 * Chris had an exciting day fishing on the wharf. He caught maceral on bait jigs with a little piece of shrimp. Great job Chris.

July 2, 2009 at 5:39 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

July 2, 2009 at 5:00 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Santa Cruz:

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 78076 *

July 2, 2009 at 4:39 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Santa Cruz: On his first time out!!

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 78072 * Here Matthew 8yrs. old caught this 25inch Lingcod on one of our rental poles.

This was his first time out fishing on a boat. He caught this fish with Anchovies just past the lighthouse. What a story he has for his first fishing trip. Way to go little man!! As for today,

Jeff and Al brought in there limits in Rockcod, and a Lingcod 25 inches 5 1/2lbs. out at South Rock with

fish traps, whole squid, and live Anchovies around 8:30am this morning.

Also Mark caught a 26inch Lingcod on whole squid over by light house. Good fishing guys!!!

Sorry the pics didn’t make it we had camera problems.

July 2, 2009 at 4:28 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

July 2, 2009 at 1:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed